Pop royalty for one night only in Preston

Bob Geldof, press session

Bob Geldof, press session

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For one night only, thankfully not a Monday, pop royalty will arrive at Preston’s Guild Hall.

Bob Geldof, renowned for his tireless charity work including Band Aid and Live Aid, will be performing an evening of his biggest hits on September 4, from his career spanning over four decades.

The exclusive performance comes after the city landmark underwent an exciting modern makeover and the new mangement promised big name performances for 2015, including 80’s chart topper, Rick Astley and co founder of Band Aid Midge Ure.

Richard Simkin, Head of Operation for Preston Guild Hall, said: “I am positive that this exclusive performance will attract visitors from all over the North of England to support Bob Geldof and give a huge boost to Preston’s evening economy.”

Irish singer, songwriter Bob Geldof rose to fame in the late 1970’s as lead singer of rock band ‘The Boomtown Rats’ where he had a succession of hits including ‘Rat Trap’ and ‘Up all Night,’ ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’ before going on to forge a successful solo career with hits such as ‘The Great Song of Indifference.’

And he is equally as well-known for his political activism and co-wrote one of the biggest selling singles of all time, charity hit, ‘Do They Know Its Christmas?’ which was recently re-released for the fourth time to raise awareness and funds for the Ebola crisis in Western Africa.

Tickets to see Bob Geldof at The Charter Theatre will go on sale Wednesday February 4 at 9am and will be available from Preston Box Office on 01772 804444 or online at prestonguildhall.com/tickets or ticketline.co.uk.

Prices start at £25 and VIP hospitality packages will also be available.